Meth http://kplu.org en Pierce County Among Top 10 in U.S. for Number of Meth Sites http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-among-top-10-us-number-meth-sites <p>Washington&rsquo;s Pierce County is among the top 10 in the U.S. for the number of contaminated meth lab sites found in the past eight years, according to the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold; line-height: 17.77777862548828px;">Drug Enforcement Administration.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CNN created <a href="http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/meth-lab-map/" target="_blank">an interactive map</a> which reflects data collected by the <a href="http://www.justice.gov/dea/resource-center/meth-lab-maps.shtml" target="_blank">DEA&#39;s National Clandestine Laboratory Register</a> between 2004 and 2012. The data includes all meth incidents including found labs, dumpsites, and seizures of chemicals and glassware.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:20:34 +0000 Martha Kang 10193 at http://kplu.org Pierce County Among Top 10 in U.S. for Number of Meth Sites To fight meth, new system will track your purchases of cold-meds http://kplu.org/post/fight-meth-new-system-will-track-your-purchases-cold-meds <p>If you&rsquo;re a fan of the television series &quot;Breaking Bad&quot; then you know, in the words of Walter White, &nbsp;that making methamphetamines &quot;is just basic chemistry.&quot;</p><p>And some of the key chemical ingredients of meth are found in over the counter cold, flu and allergy medications which contain pseudoephedrine and ephedrine. That&rsquo;s why the Washington State Board of Pharmacy is implementing a new electronic reporting system that will monitor purchases of these medications in real time.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:20:32 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2773 at http://kplu.org To fight meth, new system will track your purchases of cold-meds